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CRIME PREVENTION TIPS — Lake Oswego Police Lt. Doug Treat will lead a crime prevention seminar for local retailers and employees from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The program is especially timely because of the approaching holiday shopping season, according to the city. The seminar willl take place at the fire station at 300 B Ave.

FOREST MARKET — The annual Forest Market will feature sustainable and ecofriendly crafts and edible items made by local artisans at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Items likely to be available for sale include soaps, lotions and candles, handwoven basketry, handbags, jewelry, Oregon honey and related products, notecards, reclaimed wool products, wooden cutting boards, moasic art, ceramics and garden art.

The free shopping event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to tryonfriends.org or call 503-636-4398.

HOLIDAY MARKET — The city’s traditional European-style market event will be open soon, offering a chance to shop for holiday gifts. The market will feature holiday treats, ornaments, crafts, greenery, entertainment and gifts indoors at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

CITY COUNCIL — The city council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

The meeting’s agenda includes public hearings about the economic vitality section of the draft updated comprehensive plan, the Foothills urban renewal plan, 2013 fees and charges and the proposed sale of city property on Furnace Street.

LUSCHER PLAN — The city’s draft Luscher Area Master Plan is available online for public review. In all, about 150 acres of city-owned land, including Luscher Farm, is included in the plan. Background information is available at luscherplan.org. To review the draft plan and provide feedback, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/webforms/luscher-area-master-plan-comment. Input will be accepted through 4 p.m. Dec. 7.

OPEN CITY HALL — This coming January, a majority of city council members will be new. As a result, the city is asking residents for their feedback and thoughts about the city and government through its online forum, Open City Hall. Participate by going to www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/open-city-hall.